HydraHyde is our patent pending specially tanned leather that is both water resistant and breathable. Standard glove leathers absorb water and perspiration. When they do, they get hot and uncomfortable. When they dry out, they get stiff and boardy, never to regain their original natural feel. And who wants that? Wells Lamont HydraHyde® leather stays drier, stays softer and breathes better, which means improved comfort over the life of the leather.